Malaga – Costa del Sol | The hotel sector in Spain helps Ukrainian refugees find work
The Check In Jobs platform, which connects employers and job seekers in seconds, is now available in Ukrainian
The tourist accommodation sector has adapted its job platform to help Ukrainian refugees find work. The Confederación Española de Hoteles y Alojamientos Turísticos (CEHAT), Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero (ITH) and beWanted have added the Ukrainian language to the Check In Jobs platform, which connects employers and job seekers in seconds.
The Confederation, which represents more than 16,000 hotels, explained that the aim was to channel solidarity from the hotel sector through artificial intelligence, to help refugees find jobs in Spain and start a new life.
Announcing the program, Jorge Marichal, President of Cehat, said “a big part of tourism is its workers, and we are continually looking for committed and motivated people to join our teams. The Ukrainian people have more than demonstrated their unity, resilience and strength. When the conflict broke out in their country, the hotels here began to provide beds for those displaced by war and we want to continue supporting them in these difficult times. That is why we help them find work in the Spanish hotel sector, since many of those who come intend to integrate into society here, contributing their knowledge and contributing to the challenge of improving constantly the tourism sector.
He also pointed out that hotels in Spain need a wide variety of staff and many offer training, which would be an ideal opportunity for refugees as well as local job seekers.